Upgrade your garden without breaking the bank!

Enhancing your garden on a budget can be a fun and rewarding experience. Here are some of our tips to help you transform your garden without breaking the bank. Top tip - before you begin, create a plan that outlines your goals, priorities, and budget. This will help you stay focused and avoid overspending!

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Grow your own plants

Have you ever tried growing your own plants? Growing your own plants from seeds or cuttings can save you money and provide a sense of accomplishment. Choose plants that are easy to grow and suited to your climate and soil. Look for inexpensive materials such as recycled materials, pallets, and salvaged wood to create garden features such as raised beds, benches, and trellises. Making your own compost is also an inexpensive and sustainable way to improve soil fertility and promote plant growth. Use kitchen scraps, garden waste, and other organic materials to create nutrient-rich compost.

Don’t forget to keep an eye out for sales and bargains at garden centres, nurseries and online retailers. You can often find plants and gardening supplies at discounted prices. Repurpose household items such as old buckets, jars, and bottles to create unique and creative planters. This is a great way to add personality to your garden and reduce waste. Container gardening is a great way to add colour and texture to your garden without the expense of a large-scale landscaping project. Use inexpensive containers such as plastic pots or repurposed items like old boots or wheelbarrows. Try incorporating natural features such as rocks, stones, and driftwood into your garden design. This can add a rustic and natural feel to your garden. By following these simple tips, you can enhance your garden on a budget and create a beautiful and sustainable outdoor space that you can enjoy for years to come!

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Shed Roof Upgrade

Replace the roof material: If your shed roof is made of outdated or worn-out material, consider replacing it with a new, durable material such as our bitumen roofing sheets. This will add a chic finish to your shed and totally transform your structure!

Adding insulation to your shed roof can also help regulate the temperature inside the shed, making it more comfortable to use all year-round. This is particularly important if you use the shed as a workshop or storage space. Increasing the roof pitch can improve the shed's structural integrity and help prevent water build-up and leakage. It can also add aesthetic appeal to your shed.

Want to create a garden room on a budget? Installing skylights on your shed roof can bring in natural light and improve ventilation. This can help reduce energy costs and make the shed a more enjoyable space to spend time in - did you know we offer a skylight roof window available via Wickes? You can enjoy your own dream summerhouse/relaxation room without having to shell out too many £££’s!

By following these tips, you can upgrade your shed roof to improve its functionality, aesthetics, and value. Consult with an Onduline professional if you are unsure about any aspect of the roof upgrade process.

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Paint your shed

Make a statement, choose a bright and bold colour, such as pink, blue, or yellow, to make your shed stand out. This is a great way to add personality and character to your garden. Consider using contrasting colours, such as light and dark shades of the same colour, to create a visually interesting design.

Or why not create a pattern, by using stencils or painter's tape to create a pattern on your shed. This could be stripes, polka dots, or any other design that suits your style. You could also consider using multiple colours to create a unique and eye-catching design. You could paint the doors and trim a different colour than the main body of the shed. If you have artistic skills or know someone who does, consider adding a mural to your shed. This is a great way to showcase your creativity and add a personal touch to your outdoor space.

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Creating a seating area/pergola

Plan your project: Start by measuring the area where you want to create your seating area or pergola. Determine the size and shape you want it to be and sketch out a design. Purchase the correct materials, you will need Onduline’s clear plastic sheets, lumber, screws, and other hardware. Be sure to purchase materials that are appropriate for outdoor use and can withstand the elements.

Prepare the area by clearing any debris, rocks, or other obstacles. Level the ground if necessary. Build the frame of your seating area or pergola using the lumber and hardware. You can use pre-made plans or design your own. To install Onduline’s clear plastic sheets, cut the sheets to fit the size of your structure and attach them to the frame using screws. Be sure to leave enough space for ventilation. Once the structure is complete, add seating and other accessories to make the space comfortable and functional. You can add outdoor furniture, plants, and lighting to create a cosy and inviting atmosphere. Regular maintenance and cleaning of our plastic sheets will keep them new. Check the structure for any damage and repair as needed to ensure the safety and longevity of the seating area or pergola.

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Upgrade with upcycling

Pallets are a versatile and inexpensive material that can be upcycled into a variety of useful and creative items for your home and garden. Pallets can be transformed into furniture such as benches, chairs, and tables. Use sandpaper to smooth the rough edges and apply a coat of paint or stain to match your decor. Create a vertical garden by attaching pallets to a wall or fence and filling the spaces with soil and plants. This is a great way to add greenery to small spaces. You can also use pallets to create planters for flowers and vegetables. Simply fill the spaces with soil and plant your seeds or seedlings. Cut pallets into sections and attach them to a wall to create rustic and functional shelves for storage or display. Pallets are also a great alternative for a compost bin, by stacking them together and securing them with screws. This is a great way to create nutrient-rich soil for your garden. You could even use pallets to create an outdoor bar for entertaining. Simply attach them together and add a countertop and shelves for drinks and snacks.

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Other upcycling ideas could be to repurpose old containers such as tin cans, buckets, and jars as planters. This is a great way to add a pop of colour to your garden and create a unique and personalised look. Use recycled materials such as broken tiles, stones, or bricks to create garden paths or borders. This is a budget-friendly way to add texture and interest to your garden. Use old garden tools or scrap metal to create unique and creative garden art. You can also use old windows or frames as a backdrop for hanging planters or garden decorations. Use old tyres as planters or create a tyre swing for a fun and playful addition to your garden!

By upcycling items, you can enhance your garden while also reducing waste and saving money. Be creative and have fun with your projects!

Ready to start your garden project?

Don’t forget our lightweight and easy-to-install roofing can be purchased via Amazon, and Wickes or check out our full list of stockists.

Also, if you have any questions about our roofing, our team will be happy to help and you can contact us by calling 0207 727 0533 or emailing [email protected].

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